Assistant Professors (Tenure Track) - Film Production, Directing or Cinematography (22-23)

DePaul University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Other Arts, Communications, Film & Video
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


DePaul University is located in the heart of Chicago's vibrant Loop and Lincoln Park communities. In 2021, the School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) was ranked 16th in Hollywood Reporter’s annual list of the top film schools in the country and named by Variety as one of the top film schools in the world.

In SCA, there are currently over 1,700 majors enrolled in the BA, BFA, BS, MS, and MFA degree programs. The MFA degrees are in Film and Television Animation, Creative Producing, Directing, Documentary, and Screenwriting. Production resources include four full sound stages at Cinespace Studios, two sound studios, industry-standard camera packages, a grip truck, two green screen stages, a motion capture studio, one television studio, and one digital cinema theatre. For more information about the film and television programs, please visit our website:

Positions begin Fall of 2022. Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

DePaul University seeks applicants that reflect the diversity of its student body and the city of Chicago. Applicants who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to an inclusive climate are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. Women and members of historically excluded groups are especially encouraged to apply.


The School of Cinematic Arts at DePaul University invites applicants for full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professors who can teach a variety of courses in Film and/or Television Production, Directing, or Cinematography in one of the most innovative and fastest-growing film schools in the country. The School of Cinematic Arts offers concentrations in Directing and Cinematography for BFA students, as well as an MFA in Directing and an MS in Cinematography.

The responsibilities of this position will require teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in directing, production, or cinematography for film and television. All tenure-track faculty are expected to develop and maintain a scholarly profile that aligns with the expectations of tenure and promotion. Additionally, they participate in service within and beyond campus including attendance at program and departmental meetings, active participation in recruitment efforts, advising students, participation in departmental, college, and university committees, and professional stewardship in the field.


Record of professional practice and/or creative activity is required. Successful applicants will be able to teach theoretical and practical hands-on courses, will have industry and/or academic experience, and are motivated to work with faculty and students on building curriculum, leading school-wide initiatives, and/or participating in collaborative projects. We are actively seeking candidates with cultural diversity competency skills that enhance the experience of traditionally excluded populations and cultivate a more inclusive climate for our students, staff, faculty, and the broader community of which DePaul is an integral part.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. MFA degree OR equivalent industry experience in film and/or television production, directing, or cinematography.
  2. Exemplary communication and collaboration skills
  3. Able to demonstrate cultural competencies in diverse learning communities

Application Instructions

Application Deadline

For priority consideration, apply by Jan. 10th, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Links to Creative Work
  4. Three letters of recommendation
  5. A statement describing past and proposed efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching and/or creative work


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, martical status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

Safety and Security Statement - Clery Act:

A copy of DePaul University's Safety and Security Information Report and Fire Safety Report is available upon request.  The report includes statistics about crimes that occurred on campus and public property immediately adjacent to campus.  The report includes institutional policies concerning campus security, sexual assault and other matters.  It also includes fire statistics, fire safety practices and standards of the institution.  A copy of this report can be obtained by contacting the Crime Prevention Office at 773-325-7775 or by visiting the DePaul Public Safety website at

Title IX Statement:

Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universities make known the contact information for the person responsible for coordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX responsibilities.  At DePaul University, the Title IX Coordinator is Kathryn Statz.  Her office is located in Lincoln Park on the 3rd floor of the Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue.  She can be reached at 312-362-8970, or

Required COVID-19 Vaccination:

Employment at DePaul University is contingent upon receiving all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or having a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.  To request a medical or religious exemption, please email

Required Background Check:

Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check.  Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.

Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:

Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire.  A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is a reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected.  For more information, please visit the following pages: 

Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)

Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act


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